Re: [Usability] My take on Nautilus must-fix proposal

On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 05:53:09PM +0200, Reinout van Schouwen wrote:
> If we can have anti-aliased fonts now with hardware alpha rendering and
> whatnot, surely this feature shouldn't be too hard to add? If a window
> would also cast a shadow on other windows below it, it would amplify the
> Z-order idea- something my father, admittedly a lost cause when it comes
> to using computers at all, didn't grasp when confronted by it for the
> first time.

Actually that would be more of a window manager issue.  In the gdm window
manager (on the login screen only:) I have windows have a black rectangle
shadow.  That is very simple to add, elthough not entierly pretty.  With a
little work it should be nice, however not that you cannot do actual AA so
easy, but a thin black shadow on the focused window might reinforce the idea of
Z order, and would be possible to add now, without waiting for lots of X server
foo to be done.  I'm thinking 1-2 pixels black shadow, it should be simple I'd
think to make a sawfish theme to test how it looks and feels.  But I've never
done that.


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